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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry



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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 38 (2018), No. 3     13. Apr. 2018
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 38 (2018), No. 3  (13.04.2018)

Page 383-388, doi:10.11607/prd.3093, PubMed:29641627

Morphometric Variation in Maxillary Central Incisors and Its Influence on Gingival Characteristics: A Preliminary Epidemiologic Study in an Indian Population
Kolte, Rajashri A. / Kolte, Abhay P. / Rode, Pranita A. / Kher, Vishal / Shori, Tony
The presence of interdental papilla between the maxillary central incisors has a considerable influence on harmonizing esthetics and biologic functions. Preliminary investigations indicate an association between tooth shapes and periodontal characteristics. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of morphologic variation in maxillary central incisors and its influence on gingival characteristics. It was determined that varied crown forms have a definite influence on gingival characteristics, which could act as a valuable guideline in periodontal, restorative, and anterior implant placement procedures.